Wildlife

Depleted Canada Cod Stocks Face Devastation, WWF Says
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Severely depleted cod stocks in the Grand Banks off Canada's east coast face being totally wiped out by illegal fishing, the World Wildlife Federation said Monday.

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Would Cut Critical Habitat Provisions
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Congress is considering proposed changes to the 32-year-old Endangered Species Act that would get the government out of the business of setting aside critical habitat for threatened plants and animals.

Campaign To Save Sea Turtles Takes Aim at Mexico City Market
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Environmental activists and government prosecutors on Tuesday took aim at Mexico City's most dangerous neighborhood in a controversial campaign to discourage the illegal consumption of sea-turtle eggs.

U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise.

China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Conservation Groups Want $404 Million for Frogs
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.

Congressmen Seeking Big Changes in Endangered Species Act
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A group of congressmen proposed bipartisan legislation Monday to rewrite the Endangered Species Act, a measure that environmental groups say would gut the landmark 1973 law.

Young Malaysian Trash Pickers Make Turtle Nesting Beaches Pristine as Part of Global Cleanup
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Schoolchildren and volunteers removed loads of rubbish Saturday from the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles along eastern Malaysia's beaches as part of a global environmental cleanup that draws millions of participants annually.

Two Mississippi Dolphins Rescued after Katrina
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife experts Thursday rescued two of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina and said they hoped to recapture the others in the next few days.

Officials Say Anthrax Killed 37 Montana Cattle
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Anthrax has killed 37 cattle on a northeast Montana ranch now under quarantine, the state veterinarian said Thursday.

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